It sounds like a new book in the Harry Potter series, but Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey will be a high-tech ride and the marquee attraction at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a new theme park area opening in spring 2010 at Universal Orlando Resort.
The Forbidden Journey ride was named by author JK Rowling and described by Universal officials in a webcast revealing details of what the Potter park will look like.
The ride will take guests through scenes and rooms from the blockbuster movies inside a richly detailed remake of Hogwarts Castle made to look 700 feet tall. Hogwarts is where Harry attends a boarding school for witches and wizards.
Guests will enter the Wizarding World through a station archway named for Hogsmeade, the magical village near Hogwarts.
A plume of steam and a train whistle will sound the arrival of the Hogwarts Express.
The goal is to make the experience immersive, so nothing outside is visible after guests pass the Hogsmeade station archway.